Are our better days truly behind us?
Is this once shiny city on the hill
– this great modern empire
truly headed the way of Ancient Rome?
The warning signs – all here.
anger . hate . distrust
absorbed through our media.
– like a virus
it has permeated the soul of our society
hour by hour
day by day
minute by minute.
transforming each of us.
extinguishing our hope
weakening our spirit
dividing our nation.
brother against brother
sister against sister
us . against . them
our new reality.
our current path – left unchanged.
not pretty. not shiny. not hopeful
and . it . is . only . getting . worse
the passionately ignorant, unenlightened, undereducated
– the willingly under-informed
playing their role as
manipulated and led
– as they have always been.
while the intelligent, the enlightened, the ones who can and should see the truth
– remain trapped in a state of cognitive dissonance – unwilling to accept the seriousness of the harsh realities we currently face.
so they see nothing. say nothing. do nothing.
they conform. they accept. they comply.
at best, becoming feckless Facebook warriors…
upset and angry
yet expecting OTHERS to actually do something,
– to make it better.
hoping beyond hope, that all the ugliness they see in this world
this strategy, or lack of strategy
not . working
over time, a decade more or less
this blind apathy
WILL END BADLY
not only for us
– but for our children as well.
all . of . our . children
I wish it were not so.
but it is what it is.
what we have allowed ourselves to become.
I hold onto hope.
until my last breath – suppose I always will.
for where there is hope – there is possibility.
above all, I am a realist
and as hopeful and optimistic as I attempt to be
the reality of the situation
is that we may have already drifted too far past center for balance to ever be restored.
30 years of manipulating our minds
– has made us weak, apathetic
Chomsky warned us decades ago in his profound, now prolific book
the blueprints and programming used against us
by cynical people in power
– to keep power
to maintain power
to keep us apathetic, scared, angry
too busy infighting amongst ourselves
to see the strings.
– to see the truth.
so we simply become
NUMB from it all.
which is exactly what is wanted of us.
programmed into us from birth.
the science is there.
we know how they did it.
– they still do it.
and where this all leads.
our history informs and warns us.
Chomsky warned us.
– Orwell too.
yet we ignored the signs, their warnings.
because as a society
we simply do not read anymore
we do not seek real knowledge and understanding.
we seek only survival
for our own tribe.
from the reality
that something really really wrong is going on here.
we know this.
WE ALL KNOW THIS
and if we are not careful
it may very well be the end of us.
I wish it were not true.
but it’s only getting worse.
we can’t even agree on
what is true
what is fact
what is real.
#chaos – the new truth.
science is under attack
our children’s education systems
ignorance and hate
– the new opiate of the masses.
the baby boomers messed up Gen Y but good.
and Gen X, the ones that have enough life experience
TIME ON EARTH
to know better
our numbers are dying out.
again … our best hope is our youth
yet as brilliant as so many of them are
– they remain unfocused, undermotivated
– and unled.
can we reverse this current path?
– but some of the brightest minds on the planet are attempting to do so.
because we know where this is leading
and it scares the hell out of us.
it should you as well.